Top Ukrainian IT Clusters

Today, Ukraine urgently needs to create effective mechanisms for encouraging innovation. Among such mechanisms, one finds industrial clusters. 

Clusters are ephemeral networks of businesses and governmental and educational organizations connected through joint activities. They can therefore exist even if there are no formal cluster organizations uniting their members. Cluster organizations, on the other hand, are communities of cluster members led by cluster organizers, and conducting events, educational and marketing activities, and lobbying the interests of cluster members. There can be several cluster organizations per cluster, and cluster organizations can come and go while clusters remain. 

More than 22 Ukrainian regions have active IT clusters now. The five leading clusters are in Kyiv, Kharkiv, Lviv, Dnipro, and Odesa and these larger cities have dominated the cluster landscape for at least ten years now. More recently, smaller cities such as Mariupol, Ternopil, Rivne, and Kryvyi Rih have been getting more active, and we expect that within 2-3 years, some of these smaller clusters may enter the big leagues of Ukrainian IT Clusters.

List of Top IT Clusters in Ukraine

Rating: 5 out of 5.
CLUSTERS
CLUSTER ORGANIZATIONS & COMMUNITY ACTIVITY
Kyiv IT Cluster

90,000 IT Professionals
Association of Industrial Automation of Ukraine
Website
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Members:  58 companies

Alexandr Yurchak - CEO

Kyiv IT Cluster
Website
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Members: 22 companies

Igor Arkhypenko - Chairman of the Board
Viktoria Zhurbas - CEO
Kharkiv IT Cluster

31 000 IT Professionals
$962  Million Value Add
Kharkiv IT Cluster
Website
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Members: 483 companies 

Olga Shapoval - Executive Director
Lviv ІТ Cluster

26 000 IT Professionals
$1,051 Million Value Add
Lviv IT Cluster
Website
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Members: 461 companies 

Stepan Veselovskyi - CEO
Dnipro IT Cluster

16 000 IT Professionals
$435 Million Value Add
IT Dnipro Community
Website
Facebook LinkedIn
Members: 378 companies

Yevhen Gostishchev - Executive Director
Odesa IT Cluster

10 000 IT Professionals
Odesa IT Family 
Website
Instagram Facebook
Members: 6 companies

Vladislav Shimov – Acting Director
Zaporizhzhia IT Cluster

7 000 IT Professionals
ICT Cluster Zaporizhzhia
Facebook Instagram LinkedIn

Zaporizhzhia IT Cluster
Website
Facebook

Zaporizhzhia IAM Cluster
Website
Fecebook
Vinnytsia IT  Cluster

5 000 IT Professionals
IT-cluster Vinnytsia
Facebook

Association “ІТ companies in Vinnytsia”
Vinnytsia
Website
Facebook LinkedIn

Dmitriy Sofyna - CEO
Mykolaiv IT Cluster

4 000 IT Professionals
Mykolaiv IT Сluster
Website
Facebook Instagram LinkedIn
Members: 2 companies

Stefania Bondarenko - Project Coordinator
Ternopil IT cluster

3 000 IT Professionals
Ternopil IT cluster
Website
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Kateryna Mikhailidi - CEO
Sergiy Kutuzov - Head of the cluster
Kherson IT Cluster

3 000  IT Professionals
IT Hub Kherson Cluster
Facebook Instagram
Members: 16 companies
Mariupol IT Cluster

2 000 IT Professionals
1991 Mariupol
Website
LinkedIn Facebook Youtube Instagram

Eva Belchenko - Project Director

Mariupol IT Cluster
Website
Facebook

Mrpl It Cluster
Facebook

Andrey Gadashevich - CEO
Ivano-Frankivsk IT cluster

2 000  IT Professionals
Ivano-Frankivsk IT cluster
Website
Facebook LinkedIn
Members: 22 companies 

Mariana Ozorovych - Executive Director
Khmelnytskyi IT-Cluster 

1 000 IT Professionals
Khmelnytskyi IT-Cluster
Website
Facebook Instagram
Members: 9 companies

Sergey Yatsyshen – Head of cluster
Rivne IT ClusterRivne IT Cluster
Website
Facebook
Members: 10

Andrii Khmelnyk - CEO
Kryvyy Rih IT ClusterKryvyy Rih IT-Cluster
Website
Facebook
Members: 10+ companies

Artem Kariavka - CEO
Luhansk IT ClusterEduHub IT-Cluster "Reactor" Luhanshchyna
Website
Facebook

Nüsrät Nuriyev – Founder
Chernivtsi IT ClusterCluster bit
Facebook

Heorhiy Zvirid - Co-founder, Vice President
Lutsk IT clusterLutsk IT cluster
Website
Facebook
Members: 2 companies

Victor Lewandowski – Co-founder
Cherkasy IT ClusterCherkasy IT Cluster
Website
Facebook Instagram LinkedIn
Members: 19 companies

Anastasiya Negoda – Executive Director
Chernihiv IT ClusterChernihiv IT Cluster
Website
Facebook YouTube
Members: 7 companies

Olha Rys - Coordinator
Poltava IT ClusterIT Cluster Poltava
Website
Facebook

Denys Serheyev - Coordinator
Kolomyia IT Сluster IT Kolomyia
Facebook
Data for May 31, 2021

Want to read more about Ukrainian clusters?

Reviving the IT ecosystem of East Ukraine: Eva Belchenko on the Mariupol IT cluster and the Startup Development Center 1991 Mariupol

Ternopil IT Cluster: The Goals and Dreams of a Small but Rising Cluster in Ukraine

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The Renaissance of the Kyiv IT Cluster: Interview with Vika Zhurbas, Interim CEO

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